Frightening new data from Amnesty International shows which countries were the biggest killers through the sanctioned execution of criminals in 2014, and why the practice should be abolished.
Panayiotou was allegedly abducted outside her home on May 14, and her body was reportedly found near KwaNobuhle Township in Uitenhage the following morning.
As part of the march, protesters called for the teacher’s murderers to be brought to justice – with a cry for the reinstatement of the death penalty in South Africa.
Crowds of people chanted “Enough is Enough”, “Ons is Gatvol” and “Bring back the death penalty”.
According to Amnesty International, countries who execute people commonly cite the death penalty as a way to deter people from committing crime.
“The death penalty is a symptom of a culture of violence, not a solution to it,” it said.
“You are more likely to be sentenced to death if you are poor or belong to a racial, ethnic, or religious minority because of discrimination in the justice system,” said Amnesty International.
“Poor and marginalized groups have less access to the legal resources needed to defend themselves.”
Were South Africa to reinstate the death penalty, it would join 58 countries across the world that use the practice as a method of punishment. ')}https://newsoweto.co.za/south-africa-reinstate-death-penalty-due-enormous-crime-rate/FeaturedLife & LoveSA News